At Kempenhaeghe we know that an illness, disease or disorder can have a huge impact. Not only on the life of the patient, but also on his environment. That is why our professionals really take the time for patients, students, clients and their environment. So that everyone gets the opportunity to find a new perspective.
We will do our utmost to find a solution that helps you along. And deploy maximal know-how and maximal attention. All our professionals contribute their expertise and jointly set out to find for the best possible approach. Starting from their expertise they take the lead. To provide today’s best care we share our know-how with referrers and specialists in the Netherlands and abroad. To provide tomorrow’s best care we join forces with other leading scientific research parties. That is how Kempenhaeghe makes the difference.
Children and adults with complex epilepsy get the best possible care at the Academic Center for Epileptology at Kempenhaeghe. A sharper diagnosis, different medication, the latest treatment methods and assistance in ‘living an ordinary life’ with epilepsy.
We look for a different angle in the approach to your chronic disorder and have all the required specialisms at our disposal. We help you in dealing with your disorder the best possible way. And we help those who suffer from psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNEA). As an expertise center we work closely together with patient referrers.
Anyone who is faced with serious and complex sleeping disorders, can turn to the specialists of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Kempenhaeghe. Top-somnologists en somno-technologists continuously work together to establish the right diagnosis. Using various examination methods and forms of treatment, they ensure that children and adults can enjoy the best sleep possible.
Our expertise covers the entire breadth of sleep medicine, from neurological sleeping disorders and sleep-dependent respiratory disorders up to and including insomnia and children and adults with an intellectual disability and sleeping disorders. Our services are based on years of experience and research; it is completely at your disposal.
Children with learning and developmental disabilities, likely caused by a neurological problem, come to the right place at the Center for Neurological Learning and Development Disabilities Kempenhaeghe. Headed by a pediatric neurologist, a multidisciplinary team examines the children’s capacities and developmental opportunities.
The required expertise of pediatric neurology, clinical neuropsychology and neuro didactics is combined and, if necessary, the expertise of other disciplines is added. To gain an even better insight in the child’s capabilities, we can always consult our colleagues from epileptology and sleep medicine.
Respect for their own choices and freedom for residents are key in Kempenhaeghe’ s Center for Residential Epilepsy Care. This is where people suffering from chronic epilepsy and additional limitations find a safe and warm home where there is attention for the impact of epilepsy. Possibilities and opportunities are our starting point; not restraints and limitations.
Our residents live in various environments, from departments that offer very intensive care to departments where the emphasis is on supervision. We have departments for children and for adults, all offering a homey atmosphere and tailored activities. Our service encompasses accommodation, treatment, supervision, care, nursing, daily activities and the wellbeing of residents. We work together with colleagues from epileptology and sleep medicine.
A great time at school, that is what we wish for everyone. De Berkenschutse is an Educational Expertise Center for (secondary) education for students with special needs. We offer education, training en support to students with epilepsy or autism and to students who are chronically ill, have serious learning disabilities and multiple disorders.
In addition, we prepare students for a life after De Berkenschutse. We do so by offering a comprehensive package, tailored to individual specific circumstances, capacities, talents and interests. For one student, this means living in a residential group, for the other a first step towards work or assistance towards a further study.